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postheadericon Required Training for Adult Leaders

There are BSA training requirements to be a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster of a Boy Scout Troop, and other requirements to be a Committee Member.

All registered adults in Troop 470, and all adults who go on overnight Troop 470 activities (even if they are not registered adult leaders) must take BSA Youth Protection Training at least every two years.  This is available online from the BSA's Online Learning Center.  You can complete the training in about a half hour.  Print out the certificate and bring it to a Troop or Committee meeting.  There are no exceptions to this requirement.

All registered adult leaders who serve as Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster must have all of the following training:

  1. This is Scouting (available free at the Online Learning Center.)  Take one time only.
  2. Youth Protection Training (available free at the Online Learning Center.)  Take every two years.
  3. Boy Scout Adult Leader Basic Training.  (available free at the Online Learning Center.)  Take one time only.
  4. Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Leader-specific training.  Take one time only.  This is a multi-hour course taught several times per year on the District.
  5. Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS).  Take one time only.  This is a weekend campout, and must be done after SM/ASM leader specific training is completed.
  6. Safety Afloat (available free at the Online Learning Center.)  Take every two years.
  7. Safe Swim Defense (available free at the Online Learning Center.)  Take every two years.
  8. Weather Hazards training (available free at the Online Learning Center.)  Take every two years.